Have you ever been in a such situation, when you adhere to a weight-loss diet, exercise a lot and do everything to lose extra pounds, but in vain? If yes, probably you have a hormone imbalance that do not allow you to lose weight, and your pounds stay motionless.
It is very important to maintain proper healthy hormone balance, in opposite way you may suffer from hundreds of symptoms, like fatigue, tiredness, hair loss, brittle nails, constipation, obesity, swelling and others.
So, what to do to check if your hormones are okay?
#1. Check your thyroid gland
It is responsible for the metabolism of our body, so in case of its dysfunction, you may gain weight without obvious reasons. Ask your doctor about your main thyroid hormones – T3, T4 and thyroid-stimulating hormone. In more rare cases, you should also check thyroid antibodies and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies.
#2. Treat the imbalance of thyroid hormones
If you have decreased levels of T3 and T4, ask your doctor about synthetic ones, that will replace natural and maintain balance.
#3. Increase protein intake
Problems with weight loss may be because of protein deficiency in your diet. Enrich your diet with it, thus will help you to control your blood sugar level and insulin on the one hand, On the other hand, it helps to normalize level of the appetite-controlling hormones.
#4. Control your insomnia
If you sleep less than 6 hours per day, your body reacts to this with the increase of hormone cortisol. Its main function is to sustain life and preserve body, so because of it your appetite increases and you start to eat fatty and sugary food.
#5. Eat blueberries
This amazing blue fruit is rich in fat-burning hormone Adiponectin. Just drink one smoothie a day and in a few weeks, you will lose extra pounds, for sure.